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MP Ron Cannan Announces Support for British Columbia Wine and Grape Industry

Posted April 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Ron Cannan will be in Lake Country, British Columbia, on Tuesday, April 22, to make an announcement in support of British Columbia’s wine and grape sector.

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Minister Ritz Grows Agricultural Trade Relationships in Key Asian Markets

Posted April 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has completed a successful agricultural trade mission to Korea and Japan. In Korea, he led a delegation of more than 30 agriculture associations and companies to seize on the opportunities for agriculture trade, followin…

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Canada’s chicken farmers ban injections that trigger superbugs

Posted April 17, 2014 by Margaret Munro

Canadian chicken farmers are putting an end to controversial egg injections, which provided the world with a “textbook” example of the perils of mass medication. By injecting eggs at hatcheries with ceftiofur, a medically important antibiotic, the farmers triggered the rise […]

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Funding Renewed for Grain Bag Recycling Program

Posted April 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $100,000 to extend the Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project in 2014.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Trade Mission to the Republic of Korea and Japan

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Wednesday, April 16, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his trade mission to the Republic of Korea and Japan.

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Harper Government Invests to Grow International Sales of Canadian Flowers

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of close to $80,000 to Flowers Canada Growers (FCG) to help expand sales in the United States, as well as increase their domestic market…

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Report Highlights Success of the Canadian Agriculture Sector in 2012

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2014, a report released today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), shows the strength of the agriculture and agri-food sector’s contribution to Canada’s economy.

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Harper Government Delivering Results for Canada’s Grain Sector

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, attended the Canadian Global Crops Symposium in Winnipeg and announced an investment of $100,000 to the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain…

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Minister Ritz in the Republic of Korea to Promote Canada’s High-Quality Food

Posted April 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Well-known Korean chef creates menu showcasing Canadian agricultural products whose producers will benefit from the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to the Canadian Wheat Board

Posted April 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced the reappointment of Mr. David Carefoot as a Director of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).

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Over 99.9% of fresh leafy green vegetables tested had no detectable pathogens

Posted April 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today found that more than 99.9 per cent of leafy green vegetable samples had no detectable levels of bacterial pathogens and were safe …

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Harper Government Boosts Manufacturing Capabilities in the West

Posted April 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agricultural machinery and heavy equipment manufacturers across Western Canada will benefit from improved testing capacity of their innovative product designs, thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD). Weste…

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Business Innovation

Posted April 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, in support of Western Canada’s manufacturing sector.

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Minister Ritz to Lead Agriculture Trade Mission to the Republic of Korea Following Conclusion of Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

Posted April 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mission includes a delegation of 30 agriculture stakeholders with the goal to unlock opportunities in lucrative Asian market

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Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available

Posted April 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

New insurance tool will protect livestock producers against price declines.

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Harper Government Supports New Commercialization and Export Opportunities for Animal Nutrition Industry

Posted April 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, today announced an investment to support the establishment of the Animal Nutrition and Ingredient Development Program at the University of Alberta.

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Science Graphic of the Week: Fluorescence Reveals the Incredible Productivity of America’s Corn Belt

Posted April 3, 2014 by Betsy Mason

During photosynthesis, the chlorophyll in healthy plants absorbs light to be converted into energy, but it also emits a little bit of fluorescence. Scientists have now figured out how to use that glow to measure the productivity of plants in a given re…

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Western Canada’s Animal Nutrition Industry

Posted April 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, at the University of Alberta’s Agri-Food Discovery Place in support of creating new market opport…

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Juice and bottled water tested for antimony found safe

Posted March 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today found that all juice and bottled water tested for antimony were safe to consume.

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Harper Government Supports Initiative Aimed at Attracting Foreign Investment to Winnipeg

Posted March 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced $170,000 in support to Economic Development Winnipeg to attract international investment to Winnipeg through the YES! Winnipeg initiative.

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Ministers Ritz to Discuss the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

Posted March 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Calgary, Alberta, on Friday, March 28, to discuss the Government’s new legislation, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.

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Harper Government to Announce Support Aimed at Attracting Direct Foreign Investment to Winnipeg

Posted March 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday March 28, 2014 the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will make an announcement to benefit foreign investment in Winnipeg.

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Ministers Ritz and Raitt to Discuss the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

Posted March 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 27, to discuss the Government’s new legislation, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.

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Ministers Ritz to Discuss the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

Posted March 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Thursday, March 27, to discuss the Government’s new legislation, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.

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Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Address Rail Capacity Challenges

Posted March 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt today introduced in Parliament the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, strong action to respond to the challenges currently facing Western Canada’s rail shipping system.

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Ministers Ritz and Raitt to Make Important Announcement, Officials to hold Technical briefing on Government of Canada measures to get commodities to market

Posted March 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will be available to the media today at 4:00 pm. Media availability will take place in the Foyer of the House of Commons.

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No health concerns found in foods tested for acrylamide

Posted March 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a study released today did not find acrylamide in any samples of high carbohydrate foods at levels that would be considered unsafe for consumption.

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National Traceability and Assurance Programs Being Developed and Implemented for Dairy Sector

Posted March 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of Agriculture, and Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville, today announced support of close to $945,000 under the AgriMarketing Program for the dairy sector to develop and impl…

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Innovative New Programs Being Developed and Implemented for Canada’s Dairy Sector

Posted March 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, and Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville, will be in Cardinal, Ontario on Friday, March 21, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s dairy sector.

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Harper Government Supporting Innovative Meat Processing

Posted March 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture announced today a $5 million investment to Maple Leaf Foods to purchase and install new meat processing technology that will improve the company’s operating and production efficienc…

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Harper Government Invests in Innovative Technology

Posted March 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture will be in Hamilton, Ontario, on Thursday, March 20, to make an announcement in support of the meat processing sector.

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Harper Government Helps Apple Valley Foods Expand Capacity and Improve Competitiveness

Posted March 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal investments totalling $2.5 million, announced today by MP Greg Kerr (West Nova), will support the purchase and installation of new production line equipment to increase automation, precision and packaging, improve quality control and enhance ef…

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More than 97% of pasta products tested negative for egg

Posted March 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a study released today found that more than 97 per cent of pasta products tested had no detectable levels of egg.

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Harper Government meets with Livestock Producers about Agricultural Growth Act

Posted March 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Round table dialogue on Bill C-18 helps inform government priorities

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MP Rick Norlock to Highlight the Government of Canada’s Support for Energy Project with Alderville First Nation

Posted March 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Please be advised that Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, will tour the Alderville First Nation’s solar farm.

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Harper Government meets with Horticulture Industry about <em>Agricultural Growth Act</em>

Posted March 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, today met with key agriculture stakeholders to discuss the proposed modernization of Canada’s agriculture legisla…

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Harper Government Invests to Enhance Farm Management Capacity

Posted March 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Farm Management Canada eligible to receive over $4 million to strengthen producers’ business skills

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Harper Government Supports Farm Business

Posted March 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will make an announcement on Monday, March 10, 2014, in support of farm business.

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Minister Ritz to Address U.S. Grains Council Delegates

Posted March 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 to deliver a keynote address to the U.S. Grains Council’s Annual Board of Delegates Meeting.

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Nunavut National Park to Expand

Posted March 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Nunavut’s fourth national park, Ukkusiksalik National Park, has expanded by 327 square kilometers thanks to an exchange of land between the Government of Canada and the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA).

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